Holidays are the busiest seasons in many kitchens and the Middle Eastern one is no difference.Cookies show up in different forms/colors and flavors. My guess is, many holidays around the world are celebrated with cookies. Eid al fitr which follows Ramadan is also celebrated by cookies, many different kinds of cookies. I tend to make the same types of cookies each year, which are the traditional ones. Kahk is a must, betefour is a second must and also ghorayeba. But I also like to shake things up by making at least one new holiday cookie. I have many cookie monsters in my house, who will enjoy cookies year round. Here are some to share with you today.
1- Good old Kahk:
I’ve made Kahk twice on this blog the old one with the traditional way and the more modified one stuffed with pistachios. Both turned out great. Eid is not considered a real one without kahk which comes in many sorts of stuffings or not stuffed at all.
My kid’s favorite is the chocolate one glues together with any sort of jam. One of my kiddos though, like it unglued so he can dip it freely in a bowl of Nutella.
A seriously easy recipe for coconut macaroons or as we call them in Egypt “Shakallama”. This macaroon recipe does not have condensed milk in it which make it easier to control the sweetness.
Another coconut-y recipe that was a hit, this one is adults/kids approved. Ridiculously easy recipe that requires no special skills at all.
And who does not like any sort of chocolate chip cookies?. Try this oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and you’ll never look back.
These orange cookies was an adult only recipe in my home. The orange flavor was enough to drive my kids away, add to this the dark chocolate and they will never think twice :). But really orange + dark chocolate + pistachios = heavenly flavor combination.
There has to be something for everyone during holidays , so this one is for caramel lovers. These are not really cookies but they are oh sooo gooood that I could not ignore in this post.
8- Cinnamon cookies:
These does not have to be heart shaped of course. My kids literally gobbled these cookies up. Yet another very easy cinnamon cookie recipe that I highly recommend.
Lancashire cookies are adorable tasty bite sized cookies that I believe originated in the UK and was introduced to the Egyptians during the British occupation.
10- Ruby cookies:
These jam filled with a cherry on top little gems are wonderful by all means. Not sweet at all yet feel free to sweeten them up with your choice of jam or Nutella.
We’ll be taking some days off for our Eid celebration. Happy Eid for all those who are observing these holy days, May God accept all your hard work during the holy month of Ramadan. Enjoy your holidays.
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